Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Social Science - 179 pages
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This volume investigates four religious movements founded in the West which are intentionally fictional: Discordianism, the Church of All Worlds, the Church of the Sub-Genius, and Jediism. The book explores these groups as reactions against the religious marketplace of the 1950s and 1960s.
 

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Contents

Chaos is a Goddess
27
Science Fiction Environmentalism
53
Science Fiction Mythos Culture
83
Jediism Matrixism
113
Imagination Fiction and Faith Revisited
141
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Carole M. Cusack is an Associate Professor of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney. She trained as a medievalist and her doctorate was published as Conversion Among the Germanic Peoples. Her research and teaching interests are divided between the Middle Ages and contemporary Western alternative religions.

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